As Packers Plus ball seat technology continued to evolve, the operator continued to increase its lateral lengths, pump rate and tonnage – leading to the 70-stage open hole ball-activated system deployed across a lateral of more than 3,900 m (13,000 ft).
The smallest ball seat size in the system was 1.960-in., which enabled higher frac rates at the toe of the well and also allowed for coiled tubing access for clean out if needed, as well as a larger ID for production flow area.
For the Montney producer’s longer laterals, deploying the AeroSTAT casing flotation sub helped create enough weight at surface to reach TD. Without the casing flotation sub, weight on bottom was recorded at just over 7,400 daN (16,000 lbf), while weight on bottom with AeroSTAT was recorded at 26,000 daN (57,000 lbf).
A comparison of the producer’s wells from 2015 to 2021, highlights how the combination of several advanced completion technologies has allowed the operator to continuously advance its stimulation program and increase the potential of maximizing production.
With a reputation as the premier open hole ball drop completion system provider, Packers Plus has expanded its offerings in recent years to include innovative technologies for a variety of applications and multiple segments of a well completion. The common theme among all these product portfolio additions is they are designed to help producers improve operational efficiency, reduce risk and improve completion programs.